Generic Name - Norethindrone/Norethisterone
Category - Oral Contraceptives
Birth contol pill, hormone treatment
Generic for Aygestin* is used as a birth-control pill or a hormone treatment, depending on the drug prescribed. Norethindrone/Norethisterone works like the natural hormone progesteone which inhibit the secretion of pituitary gonadotropins, which, in turn, prevent follicular maturation and ovulation. It also helps to treat an irregular menstrual cycle, lack of menstrual periods or abnormal uterine bleeding which are caused by a hormonal imbalance.
Generic for Aygestin* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Aygestin* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Aygestin* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Known or suspected pregnancy
Blood vessel disease
Breast, cervical or vaginal cancer
Heart, kidney or liver disease
High blood lipids or cholesterol
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Aygestin*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Antibiotics or medicines for infections
St. John's Wort
Troglitazone or potassium supplements
Generic for Aygestin* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Generic for Aygestin*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Aygestin* for Amenorrhea is 2.5 to 10 mg given daily for 5 to 10 days during the second half of the theoretical menstrual cycle to produce an optimum secretory transformation of an endometrium that has been adequately primed with either endogenous or exogenous estrogen.
Generic for Aygestin* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Aygestin* side Effects include breast tenderness or discharge, numbness or pain in the arm or leg, pain in the chest, groin or leg,
Severe headache, stomach pain and sudden shortness of breath.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Aygestin*.
Generic for Aygestin* and Pregnancy
Use of Generic for Aygestin* may cause fetal harm when administered to pregnant women. Generic for Aygestin* is not recommended for use by pregnant women.
Generic for Aygestin* and Breastfeeding
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Aygestin* while breastfeeding have not been established.
Generic for Aygestin* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Aygestin* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Aygestin* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Aygestin* in the geriatric group have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Aygestin* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.